Onsite and Online
Thursday, July 28 - 6:30 p.m.

Women and Warfare

Throughout history, women have written military doctrine and developed thorough studies of warfare, yet their names and words fall to the wayside. Join Lieutenant Colonel Nikki Dean as she describes the story of women and their leadership in the development of the profession of arms.
Members Only
Wednesday, July 27 - 6 p.m.

Toast the Tower

Members, join us for a summer happy hour and raise a glass to one of the most recognizable landmarks of Kansas City! Enjoy the views from the top of the Tower after hours and a reception on the Memorial Courtyard.
Living History
Sunday, July 24 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Day in the Life: Medical

For July, the Living History Volunteer Corps are on site to share stories of medical practices during the war. Join us as we learn about how medicine was used and changed in response to new diseases and injuries.
At River Bluff Brewing
Thursday, July 21 - 5:30 p.m.

Modernist Happy Hour

Join the Modernists for cocktails and make connections with other Museum supporters on the third Thursday of the month. Learn more about upcoming events, membership and ways to support our local national treasure. This month's Happy Hour is at River Bluff Brewing.
Tuesday, July 19 - 6:30 p.m.

WWI Changed Us: Health Threats and the World War

Dr. Yücel Yanıkdağ, professor at the University of Richmond, examines the spread of several diseases that further devastated the Ottoman Empire beyond the battlefield. While the “long war” ended in 1922, its demographic and disease-related consequences continued for decades.
Teacher Workshop
Thursday, July 14 - 12:30-1:45 p.m.

Teacher Workshop: Native American Service in WWI

Why did Native Americans serve in in such large numbers in WWI despite not being recognized as U.S. or sovereign citizens? How did they use their cultural and spiritual heritage to serve this country? Join us, in partnership with the American Battlefields Trust, to learn why and how.
At Johnson County Museum
Wednesday, July 13 - 6 p.m.

When Freedom Changed America

Join Dr. Edgar Tidwell in a discussion on what freedom meant to Americans who lived through the Emancipation Proclamation and Americans who participated in the March on Washington, 100 years apart. In partnership with Johnson County Museum’s special exhibit ‘REDLINED: Cities, Suburbs, and Segregation.’
Film screening
Friday, July 8 - 8:30 p.m.

Friday Film Series: Sergeant Stubby

One of the smallest and most famous soldiers of World War I was the young dog that came to be known as Sergeant Stubby. Join us this summer outdoors on the Southeast Lawn for this family- and dog-friendly animated film about the real-life canine soldier.
Blood Drive
Tuesday, July 5 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

July Blood Drive

Blood was stored for future transfusions for the first time in World War I. In recognition of this life-saving achievement, the Museum and Memorial is partnering with the Community Blood Center for a biannual donation event.

Victory Gardens in World War I

As World War I raged on, a crisis beyond warfare and shell shock emerged: Europe was running out of food. Where could an area as large and vastly populated as Europe get enough food to keep everyone
Free exhibition admission
Sunday-Monday, June 19-20 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Juneteenth Weekend

In commemoration of the Juneteenth holiday, admission to 'Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow' will be free to the public on Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20 (observed holiday).
Free to the Public
Saturday, July 2 - 3 p.m.

Stars and Stripes Picnic 2022

The National WWI Museum and Memorial and KC RiverFest will join forces for Kansas City’s official Independence Day Celebration and fireworks display. In partnership with Cumulus Radio, the public is invited to celebrate our nation’s independence at the Stars and Stripes Picnic.
Friday, June 3 - 9:30-11:30 a.m.

National Doughnut Day

Did you know doughnuts were made by The Salvation Army in World War I to help boost morale? “Dough-not” miss your chance to purchase Fairway Creamery doughnuts from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Museum and Memorial’s Main Entrance (while supplies last).
Free to the Public
Sunday-Saturday, June 19-25 - 8:45 p.m.

Taps at the Tower 2022

The National WWI Museum and Memorial presents the ninth annual Taps at the Tower each evening at sunset (8:45 p.m.) from Sunday, June 19 – Saturday, June 25, 2022.
Thursday, June 16 - 7 p.m.

Duty Beyond the Battlefield

While serving in America’s wars, Black Americans forged a new identity as freedom fighters, challenging white notions and demanding full citizenship and recognition. Dr. Le’Trice Donaldson probes the idea of what it meant to be a soldier who followed the philosophy of progress both on and off the battlefield.